Backblaze 的 2020Q2 硬碟報告

在「Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q2 2020」這邊又有資料可以看啦,主要是這張表:

比較讓我注意到的是,其中有個一千台的 HUH728080ALE600,AFR 居然是 0.00%,仔細看算了一下發現應該是弄來一批貨,上線約三個月 (91 天),而目前還沒有壞掉而已...

不過 HUH728080ALE600 這個料號很有趣啊,在搜尋的時候發現 Ptt 上 2018 年的文章「Re: [請益] 關於HUH728080ALE604 這顆8t硬碟」這邊有提到這個號碼,裡面有猜測這個料號的來源:

查了一下發現有趣的事實
國外資料都指出,OEM的原廠HGST沒有給予保固
且驗證序號會是無效的序號
但中國地區驗證 OEM序號卻是有效
所以合理懷疑HGST將生產過剩的 OEM產品轉到中國銷售?
並將這些 OEM序號登錄至HGST資料庫內
當然這些標籤都是貼HGST的, 貼DELL或HP標的都是查無有效序號
而且這些都是保五年, 保固低於五年可能就是有問題的
HUH728080ALE600 是目前有看到在中國銷售的
當然這都是沒有外盒包裝

不知道 Backblaze 是怎麼弄到這批貨的...

不過就算不管這批貨,HGST 整體上看起來還是很不錯,不過現在掛 HGST 的應該都是庫存了。

Backblaze 的 2019 年度硬碟報告

Backblaze 丟出去年的報告了:「Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2019」。

WD/HGST 的還是最耐用,再來是 Toshiba 的,最後是 Seagate 的。

不過有一些硬碟沒有列到表上,像是「Seagate 16 TB Drives」這組因為 2019Q4 才剛裝上去,所以才 1440 drive days,因此還沒到門檻所以沒放進報告,但就 Backblaze 測試起來看起來是個好的開始:

In Q4 2019 we started qualifying Seagate 16 TB drives, model: ST16000NM001G. As of the end of Q4 we had 40 (forty) drives in operation, with a total of 1,440 drive days—well below our 5,000 drive day threshold for Q4, so they didn’t make the 2019 chart. There have been 0 (zero) failures through Q4, making the AFR 0%, a good start for any drive. Assuming they continue to pass our drive qualification process, they will be used in the 12 TB migration project and to add capacity as needed in 2020.

再來是把 2017/2018/2019 擺在一起看:

馬上可以看到的是 AFR 上升了不少,一個是因為 8TB 系列的硬碟進入中年期,另外是 Seagate 12TB 硬碟的問題:

The total AFR for 2019 rose significantly in 2019. About 75% of the different drive models experienced a rise in AFR from 2018 to 2019. There are two primary drivers behind this rise. First, the 8 TB drives as a group seem to be having a mid-life crisis as they get older, with each model exhibiting their highest failure rates recorded. While none of the rates is cause for worry, they contribute roughly one fourth (1/4) of the drive days to the total, so any rise in their failure rate will affect the total. The second factor is the Seagate 12 TB drives, this issue is being aggressively addressed by the 12 TB migration project reported on previously.

所以大原則還是跟以前差不多,沒有時間特別研究的話就先往 WD/HGST 這邊找...